Today, in the day and age when we are surrounded by the best of technology, advancements, and luxury why is it that we are more stressed than ever? There are a myriad of reasons why you can be stressed, and we will not talk about why you are stressed. Today, we will show you ways how you can tackle with stress and live a life that is free from stress.
Vacation, shopping, and other things won’t be making our list today. We will be talking about easy yet effective techniques to calm you down and take care of your health.
This has to be the first and foremost way of dealing with your stress. Only a few minutes of meditation each day can wipe your stress away. It also improves the health and functioning of your brain cells. Sit straight on a mat. Cross your feet and rest your hands on your knees. Close your eyes. Breathe normally. You have to concentrate on one thought all along. It can be a prayer, a chant, or a simple verse that you feel at ease. For example, “I am a peaceful soul”. You have to think only about this the whole time. If you have any distracting worries, let them slide by.
2. Eat right
Wondering how is this connected to your stress levels? It is. If you are physically fit and healthy, your body will be too. Eat healthy and you will see how the stress levels drop. Unhealthy, junk, and processed food affects your mood. When you cut all of this down, significant improvement can be witnessed. Include more of minerals, vitamins, and protein in your diet. You have to cut down on the intake of alcohol and quit smoking.
You often light up a cigarette when you are stressed. Trust us, in the long run it will have no effect on your stress and simply be the reason behind it.
3. Any form of physical activity
Doing physical exercise of any kind will help to improve your health and work on your mood. When you do physical exercise, a hormone called endorphin is released. This cuts down on the stress and helps you feel much better. Walk, swim, cycle, or do some form of physical exercise every day.
4. Sleep Well
Lack of proper sleep is one of the reasons behind stress. However, one might find it hard to sleep if they are anxious, depressed or stressed. What should you do then? Take medicines? No, absolutely not. This is something that you should stay away from and keep a safe hand distance. They have bad implications on your overall health and will stop working in the long run. You have to try different ways to relax before you go to bed.
Make sure of the following
- Switch off your phone, laptop, Tablet, and any other form of electronic device that distracts you.
- Sleep in a room that is quiet and comforting.
- There should be no TV in your room.
- Don’t drink coffee before you sleep.
- The same rule applies for nicotine and alcohol.
- Don’t think about the things you have to do or take care of the following day.
- Before you go to sleep, take a long relaxing bath.
- Read a book if needed to feel sleepy.
Another effective way to deal with the unwanted stress in your life. Massage relaxes your mind as well as your body. It might not be possible to avail the professional expertise of a masseuse every time, in those time ask your roommate, partner, or friend to give it to you. If there is no one around. You can give yourself a message. Start with the pressure points like neck, eyes, palm, forehead, and the backside of your toes.
You can even book a massage session every now and then. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated after the skilled hands of a masseuse is done.
6. Maintain a journal
It can seem difficult, but we want you to give it a try. Try to note down different things that cause you stress and then deal with each one of them. This way within no time you will fight the root cause behind your stress levels.
7. Try Gum
This is the fastest, easiest, and most convenient way of dealing with your stress. Every time you feel the stress level is rising, put a stick of sugar free gum in your mouth. Chewing gum has proven to be a technique in tricking your brain to relax.
Stress is something that everyone goes through. But, the intensity of it matters. If you go through stress that is intense and don’t take the necessary steps to manage it then you will pay the price with your mental and physical health. Try the ways we discussed to effectively deal with stress.